14 Mar '18, 10am

34-year-old man gets 16 years' jail and caning for raping and molesting biological mother

SINGAPORE - A 34-year-old man was sentenced to 16 years' jail and 18 strokes of the cane on Wednesday (March 14) after the High Court found him guilty of raping and molesting his biological mother. The man had denied the charges, claiming that his mother, who was 53 years old at the time of the offences on Oct 4, 2013, had conspired with his stepfather to make up the allegations to get him out of their one-room flat. Judicial Commissioner Foo Chee Hock said the case raised two disturbing questions: whether a mother would falsely and cynically accused her son of raping her, and whether a son would sexually assault his mother. The judge found that the prosecution had proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt against the accused on the three charges for rape, aggravated molestation and molestation. The accused cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, who is now ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/34-yea...

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